Feedback form

I plan to encourage feedback at the exhibitions I am holding for my Harena Now project. This project for me has much more longevity than the end of my MA, and I hope it will continue to develop and grow. To assist with this, hearing people's comments about the work and the shows will add … Continue reading Feedback form

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Warning notice

I decided my warning notice in my previous blog post was perhaps a little strongly worded: https://josiepurcellphotographyma.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/final-elements-of-first-show/ I have now updated this (and corrected a spelling error) as below: This is more about making sure young children are not left alone in the cafe space and potentially reach for the small silver magnets and put them … Continue reading Warning notice

Final elements of first show

With the first show for Harena Now taking place from June 22, I have been putting together a few final touches - paperwork mostly. The space I have is one wall that measures 6m x 2.5m (18ft x 7.5ft). The work will hung unframed with small magnets. I will hang it as high up as … Continue reading Final elements of first show

First ‘podcast’

I have achieved what I wanted with my interview with geologist Dr. Beth Simons. Click the image above or listen to it here: josiepurcellphotography.com/#/harenanow/ It has covered many points (although not all) and led to a new discovery for me - cathodoluminescence. This is particularly used in geology and creates fabulous images, which Beth compared my work … Continue reading First ‘podcast’

The Strindberg test (ish)

Having been recently introduced to the Celestographs of August Strindberg, I am  now venturing into testing out his technique - sort of. Strindberg, who, during the 1890s, dabbled in making these photograms/chemigrams when he apparently had a creative block in his work as a playwright, created the images at night. This, it is reported, is … Continue reading The Strindberg test (ish)

Installation ideas

Having always wanted to show my work outside, but perhaps not having the financial means to create it in the way I would like, I have decided that I want to bring the outside in as part of my final show. Harena Now aims to raise discussions about the global sand crisis. It is still … Continue reading Installation ideas